By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
For six weeks this summer, more than 100 city kids will learn dance techniques in Washington Heights from some of the best trained dancers in the country.
AileyCamp, a program of the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, kicked off last week, transforming IS 90 into a dancer’s playground.
Jaleen Henderson, 12, of East Harlem, said she has been dancing since she was 3 and knows exactly what she wants to do.
“I want to be a contemporary dancer,” said Henderson, who’s in her second year at the free camp and describes herself as a “street dancer” who had little formal training before coming to AileyCamp.
“It’s fun and educational,” she told the Daily News. “AileyCamp is not like the other camps. I tell all my friends to come here.”
The 112 campers — including 17 boys — are learning ballet as well as modern, jazz and West African dance through the program, which is taking place in 10 cities across the country this summer.
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